See Paris as you've never seen it before. Aerial photographer extraordinaire Yann Arthus-Bertrand won world acclaim with the best-selling "Earth from Above" and here offers Paris from the air, the most romantic city in the world, photographed from his specially adapted helicopter. The eclectic mix of ancient and modern are shown to their best advantage, the Seine providing a watery backdrop throughout to the stunning photography. Secret rooftop gardens, squares and formal parks seen in a reality only visualised by designers on plans. The pinpricks of people and cars put the bustling city into perspective, giving it an almost tranquil air totally alien to its nature but, at the same time, displaying a vastness unrealised on the ground. Covering old Paris, the Left Bank, the Right Bank, working class Paris and Paris today, this is a fascinating work, ensuring many hours of avid perusal for all lovers of this stunning city. A coffee table book, a reference book, a travel guide and a photographic work of art all rolled into one, this is a must for Parisiennes and visitors alike. - Lucy Watson
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About the Author
Yann Arthus-Bertrand published 'Tendres tueurs', 'Bestiaux', 'Chiens' and 'Chats' with the Editions du Chene. He is also the author of a number of books in the 'From above' series, including 'Paris' (bilingual edition), 'Les Cotes de Bretagne', 'La Loire' and 'Les Iles de France'. 'La Terre vue du ciel' (The Earth from Above) was an international best-seller, first published by Editions de La Martiniere. Philippe Tretiack is an architcet, town planner, journalist and writer, a lead journalist for 'Elle Magazine' and a regular contributor to 'ELLE Decoration'. He is in charge of the architecture pages in art magazine 'Beaux-Arts'.